We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher to join us for a period of at least 18 months. The post will be based at the School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh.
The post holder will contribute to two of our projects concerned with environments, health and inequalities. First, a project funded by the European Research Council entitled ‘Physical Built Environment and Health Inequalities’. Utilising secondary datasets, the focus of the research programme is examining the relationship between health-related behaviours, mental health, and the influence of built and physical environments in shaping these. Second, a study funded by NERC entitled ‘AWESOME’ (Air pollution and Weather-related health impacts: methodological study based on Spatio-temporally disaggregated multi-pollutant models for present-day and future). The postholder will contribute to a strand of the work concerned with understanding the socio-economic variations in exposure and disease burden.
You will be a self-motivated individual with the ability to take responsibility for key components of the research plan. You will lead the identification and refinement of research questions, as well as developing innovative methodological approaches. The role will require you to undertake detailed literature reviews, identify suitable secondary datasets, as well as generate and undertake an analysis plan. There are considerable opportunities to shape the details of the research agenda and develop new proposals for research funding.
Fixed Term for 18 months. More info, including how to apply is at
Closing Date: 15-JUL-2014 at 5pm GMT